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, the right to vote. the most contentious battles are waged in the swing states of ohio and florida. in miami this weekend voters waited up to nine hours to cast in person absentee ballots only to have election officials shut down the polls because they claimed not enough have resources or staff to be able to complete the job. one voter shut out after waiting two hours with their grandson told the miami herald: after protests and those calls to let us vote, the polls did reopen and people voled until 1:00 a.m. but governor rick scott refused to extend any early voting any further, and wouldn't you know it, the areas with the longest lines, maim dade, orange, palm beach, broward county, all of those counties, shocked i know, lean democratic and they all went for the president in 2008. those voters have to contend with more than just voting regulations and ornery officials. unofficial poll watchers, many trained by the tea party group true the vote, those poll watchers are going into predominantly afarry can american areas searching for fraud. volunteers handing out bottled water to voters who
to the voices. >> jennifer: mitt romney finally conceded florida today. florida joins seven other swing states in the blue column. just as vice president al gore predicted here "the war room" on tuesday. well-done, mr. vice president. so for all of you keeping score at home, the final electoral vote tally was 206 for mitt mitt romney. 332 for president obama. that would be a route. i just want to confess i had 303 in our pre-election electoral vote pool so al gore beat me fair and square. today, cbs reported a republican adviser said that actually mitt romney was "shell-shocked" by his loss in florida and his florida adviser today expressed regret telling the "miami herald"... >> jennifer: well, he isn't the only one looking forward to the next fight. washington insiders are ready to rumble over the fiscal cliff and how to keep the country from careening over it, for a sense of what's at stake let's just take a tiny peek over the edge. if congress cannot reach a deal, every tax cut that was enacted since the year 2001 would ex
are polling for a race in a retirement community in florida, your number also probably be pretty accurate. so that's why i wasn't completely stunned that the turned out in bigger numbers than anticipated. i interviewed lisa butterfield jones, and she say she wasn't surprised at all. because there wasn't this enthusiasm gap that the rest of the media was covering all year long. >> jennifer: christine and keli are going to stay right where you are. after the break, progressives winning on social issues across the board and in states all across the country. we're finally dragging >>i jump out of my skin at people when i'm upset. they're doing this this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>that's an understatement, eliot. [ forsythe ] we don't just come up here for the view up in alaska. it's the cleanest, clearest water. we find the best sweetest crab for red lobster that we can find. [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's crabfest! the only time of year you can savor 5 succulent crab entrees all under 20 dollars. like a half-pound of tende
they could wrap around the neck of one senator after another. they spent millions on ads in florida trying to brag down bill nelson and it didn't move the needle a bit. americans know they want clean energy, and the reason they don't get it is because the exxons and chevrons of the world are addicted to the profits that flow from dirty energy. >> the apartheid movement they knew the separation of people was wrong. >> this requires that moral persuasion. >> i think you are absolutely right. one of the videos is from desmond tootoo and he is an old man now, but it is a very moving video, where he says this is the next great moral issue of our time, and we need to put pressure on in the same way. 350.org works in 191 countries around the world, so we have those images in spades from every corner of the earth, people who have been flooded from their homes, crops have withered, and crops are disappearing under water. >> jennifer: america has to lead, because there needs to be a global consensus, because whatever we do obviously people look at that. it must be a consensus am
that we saw this weekend, today ohio and florida to voter suppression could be widespread enough that it might swing the election in favor of mitt romney. are you concerned? >> yeah, look, anytime there's reports and there are as we speak, of making it more difficult for people to vote, whether it be in florida or certain other reports in different states, it obviously raises concerns, both in my capacity as attorney general as well as a strong advocate for this ticket. >> i want to show, you have fought for our nation. you have been somebody who has upheld democracy in other roles. i want to show a quick clip of a wisconsin video featuring you. >> this is about priorities and guidance. president of the united states and my father understand that we need to make sure we honor our commitment to the veterans. >> you're also a jag in the delaware national guard and spent time in iraq. how do you convince members of the armed services, who often vote republican, to vote for your dad and president obama. what's your message to them? >> well, my message to veterans and military personn
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